It’s really hard to get sound right. You don’t want to have to set up a entire studio – and assign an entire room just for you to be able to record a few things.
Usually it’s not great to record voice in a office with wooden floor – or colleagues in the background.
So what is the secrets for great sound?
First – it’s your surroundings. So choose a place with carpets.
Any noise is your enemy. So close windows, stay away from aircon sounds. Stay away from people speaking in the background. The clearest sound I have recorded have probably been in a corner desk in the bedroom – as the conditions there are perfect.
Second – you need to choose a microphone. I have tested the Blue Mic Snowball – which I have learned to love. It’s quite big of a portable mic – but stable, clear and a good all around mic.
If you only are going for recoding your own voice, then you can take the cheap one. Are you going to record more than one person – then take the more expensive.
The expensive version have omni-directional recording – so you can sit six people around it – and still get crystal clear sound. Like if you are doing a Skype Conference or something.
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Once you get started with this you will realise that when you get into these professional microphones, then it can easily sound like you are spytting out letters – and you get those not very PRO sounds.
Here you will be needing a voice filter – which can removes this. You absolutely need this! I made an entire Udemy course without – but it’s not worth it. After spending 4 days of recording – I realised that this is really needed. I was SO careful not to make these noises – but after listening weeks after publishing it – then I realised that I certainly needed it!!
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Then if you use the same desk all the times, you probably want a better microphone holder than the small once it comes with (which does the job) – it’s a luxury to make your life a bit more comfortable.
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